Betasalic Ointment 20gm

Betasalic Ointment 20gm

20g Ointment in Tube
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Betasalic Ointment 20gm Description

Betasalic ointment is a topical preparation used for the treatment of various inflammatory skin conditions such as dry fishy skin, itching, swelling, skin hardening, etc. Betasalic ointment contains b...
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ContainsSalicylic Acid(3.0 %),Betamethasone(0.05 %)
UsesInflammatory skin condition
Side effectsBurning, itching, irritation, skin peeling
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Uses of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

Betasalic ointment is used for the treatment of various inflammatory skin conditions such as keratosis (skin hardening), ichthysis (itching due to dry skin), lichen planus (rash, swelling and irritati...
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Contraindications of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

  • If you are allergic to betamethasone, salicyclic acid or any other ingredient of Betasalic ointment.
  • If you have pimples, itching without redness of skin, mouth, perianal or genital itching.
  • If you have some viral, bacterial or fungal infections of the skin.
  • If you have any other skin conditions such as nappy rash, cold sores, chickenpox, etc.

Side effects of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Skin peeling
  • Inflammation of hair follicle (foliculitis)

Precautions and Warnings of Betasalic Ointment 20gm


Can I take Betasalic ointment during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effect of Betasalic ointment on pregnancy. This medicine is to be applied on topical surfaces and the quantities which might get absorbed from the skin is too little and there are rare chances of absorption. Still this medicine should be used under medical supervision by a pregnant woman.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Betasalic ointment while breastfeeding?
There is limited information about the passing of Betasalic ointment into the breast milk. Thus, it is recommended to avoid applying this medicince on breast while breast feeding. Talk to your doctor for more information.


Can I drive if I have consumed Betasalic ointment?
As Betasalic ointment is a topical medicine, it is unlikely to affect the ability to drive and operate machines.


Can I consume alcohol with Betasalic ointment?
There is limited information about the effects of Betasalic ointment with alcohol but you should avoid taking alcohol in excessive amount.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had a previous allergic reaction with any other steroid.
  • You develop irritation or superinfection after using this ointment.
  • Your symptoms do not improve within 7 days of treatment.
  • This ointment should not be applied to eyes, mouth, open wounds or face. In case of such an exposure, you should wash the affected part with lots of water.
  • Use with this cream to be limited to 5 days in children or when applied on the face.
  • You experience any visual disturbance after applying this ointment.

Mode of Action of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

How Does It Work?

  • Betamethasone is a topical steroid that attaches to steroid receptors present on cells. It acts by stopping the inflammatory process and decrease the production of substances causing inflammation. As ...
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  • Salicylic acid acts by softening the top layer of the skin, and enables the betamethasone to penetrates easily and perform its action.

Directions for Use of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

  • Use this medicine as directed by your doctor.
  • For external use only, apply it on healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

Interactions with other medicines

Since Betasalic ointment is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for t...
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Storage and disposal of Betasalic Ointment 20gm

  • Store Betasalic ointment at ir below 25° C.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Recap the ointment tube after each use tightly.

Dosage of Betasalic Ointment 20gm


As Betasalic ointment is meant for external application cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have ap...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed to apply this ointment, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Betasalic ointment be used for pimples or acne?

A: No, Betasalic ointment should not be used for acne and pimples or any skin conditions for which the root cause is not clear. It can worsen acne. It should only be used if your doctor prescribes the medicine.

Q: Can I stop taking Betasalic ointment when I feel better?

A: No, you should continue using Betasalic ointment for as long as advised by your treating physician, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may reduce early but it takes time for the infection to be completely healed.

Q: What should I do if my eyes come in contact with Betasalic ointment?

A: If you get any cream in your eyes, rinse with water straight away. Keep your eyes open when you rinse. If you still feel any discomfort contact a doctor or visit a hospital right away.
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Last Updated on: 02 Nov 2021 | 09:31 AM (IST)

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